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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Modern Art & Ideas

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Welcome to the Course!10m
What is Modern Art?10m
Suggestions for Making the Most of the Course10m
Resources: MoMA podcasts, art vocabulary, Magazine, and YouTube channel10m
Tell Us About You10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2: Places & Spaces

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 18892m
Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942–431m
Gordon Matta-Clark. Bingo. 19741m
Norman Lewis. City Night. 19492m
Andrew Wyeth. Christina's World. 19481m
Salvador Dalí. The Persistence of Memory. 19311m
Claude Monet. Water Lilies. 1914–261m
Rachel Whiteread. Water Tower. 19982m
Edward Hopper. House By the Railroad. 19251m
Louis I. Kahn. Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Study for National Assembly Building). 1962–832m
Zarina. Home is a Foreign Place.19992m
4 readings
Introduction to Places & Spaces10m
Slideshow20m
In Depth: Bernd & Hilla Becher30m
Optional Readings & Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Weekly Reflection30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Art & Identity

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Frida Kahlo. Self-Portait with Cropped Hair. 19402m
Andy Warhol. Gold Marilyn Monroe. 19621m
Pablo Picasso. Girl before a Mirror. 19322m
Marc Chagall. I and the Village. 19112m
Henri Matisse. The Red Studio. 19112m
Rineke Dijkstra. Almerisa series. 1994–20081m
Kara Walker. 40 Acres of Mules. 20152m
5 readings
Introduction to Art & Identity10m
Slideshow20m
In Depth: Frida Kahlo and Ellen Gallagher10m
Optional Readings & Resources10m
Mid-course survey5m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Weekly Reflection30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Transforming Everyday Objects

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel. 19132m
Robert Rauschenberg. Bed. 19551m
Meret Oppenheim. Object. 19362m
Décolletage Plastique Design Team. Bic Cristal® Ballpoint pen. 19502m
Louise Nevelson. Sky Cathedral. 19581m
Mike Kelley. Untitled. 19902m
Jessica Rosenkrantz, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. Kinematics Dress. 20131m
Doris Salcedo. Atrabilious. 1992–931m
Betye Saar. Black Girl's Window. 19691m
4 readings
Introduction to Transforming Everyday Objects10m
Slideshow20m
In Depth: Design Objects & Marcel Duchamp10m
Optional Readings & Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Weekly Reflection30m

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